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History

1 Dec 1987, for a 5-year period, by decision of Council of the European Union, as a Community Action Programme for the Vocational Training of Young People and their Preparation for Adult and Working Life. New proposal adopted by European Commission (EC), 10 Oct 1990. Expanded programme, PETRA II, commenced 1 Jan 1992, for 3 years. Also referred to as Programme for European Youth Training -- Programme pour la formation des jeunes européens. Comes under the vocational training administrative unit of Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY). Ceased to exist as of 31 Dec 1994, combining with Action Programme for the Development of Continuing Vocational Training in the European Community (FORCE), EUROTECNET and IRIS - European Network of Training Schemes for Women, as from 1 Jan 1995, into one large Community basic and continuing training programme: LEONARDO DA VINCI. IRIS is now an independent association, IRIS Association.

Aims

Help Member States to: ensure the provision for all young people of one or, if possible, two or more years of initial vocational training leading to a recognized qualification; add a Community dimension to initial training and guidance for young people; support development of partnerships between providers of training for young people at local, national and transnational level; promote equality of opportunity, particularly for girls and disadvantaged young people; encourage development of creativity, initiative and enterprise in young people.

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Activities

Target Group: Young people below the age of 28 who have completed full-time compulsory schooling and are in initial or further vocational training or are young workers or job seekers. 'Action I' Vocational training or work experience placements in a firm in another member state. 'Action II' European network of training partnerships (joint development of training modules, joint training of trainers). 'Action III' Cooperation in vocational guidance (exchange of guidance information; network of national contact centres; training of guidance counsellors). The programme assists 9,000 young people each year.

Structure

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Adolescents
    • Youth
    • Communities
    • Disadvantaged
  • Research, Standards
    • Qualifications
  • Education
    • Training
    • Vocational Guidance

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

F1087

Last News Received

28. Oct 1994
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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